LALIQUE ONE-OF-A-KIND CRYSTAL PIECES RAISE $410,000 USD
The four one-of-a-kind crystal art pieces designed and created by Elton John and Lalique raised $410,000 USD at the Academy Awards® Viewing Party auction in Los Angeles with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), a leader in the global effort to end AIDS.
A record-breaking price of $290,000 USD was achieved by the masterpiece Angel Cire Perdue from the ELTON JOHN MUSIC IS LOVE FOR LALIQUE collection. This exceptional sculpture is a male form realized as a winged angel wearing a wedding ring and bearing a harp with the words ‘Music Is Love’ written in Latin on the base. The Angel Cire Perdue was by far the most expensive piece sold of all the auctioned items.
The four unique pieces (the Angel Cire Perdue, the Heart in platinum enameled red crystal, the Heart in gold enameled clear crystal, and the Angel in gold-stamped clear crystal) each signed by Sir Elton John, were auctioned off by premier online auction house Paddle8. The pieces brought global interest from bidders who were enticed by the opportunity to own one-of-a-kind crystal artworks as well as to help benefit EJAF.
Sir Elton John said, “The Elton John AIDS Foundation and Lalique have joined forces once again for a spectacular project to help raise funds to get us closer to our vision of a world without AIDS. I was pleased to work with Marc Larminaux, creative director at Lalique, in designing these exquisite pieces. I am so proud of this wonderful project, incredibly thankful to Lalique and Paddle8, and profoundly grateful to all of our generous friends who bid on these beautiful pieces tonight!”
The ELTON JOHN MUSIC IS LOVE collection is a collaboration with EJAF, a leader in the global fight to end AIDS, Lalique, one of the world’s best-known crystal makers, and Paddle8, whose co-founder Alexander Gilkes served as live auctioneer for a third consecutive year at EJAF’s Academy Awards® Viewing Party.
For further information about the 24th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards® Viewing Party hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish, we invite you to visit EJAF website.